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Bethan Cousins

Deputy Fund Manager

Equity specialist Bethan has over 12 years’ venture capital experience and is the Deputy Fund Manager of the new investments team. She joined Finance Wales in 2001 and has a breadth of experience in all aspects of investment, deal structuring and portfolio management including exits.

Initially focusing on the technology, media and business services sectors, Bethan then specialised in the media sector as Fund Manager of the Wales Creative IP Fund in 2005-2011. Managing this sector-focused project financing equity fund, she leveraged an additional £40 million investment to the Welsh media sector. She subsequently spent 3 years working with FW’s high growth equity portfolio team working with MBI and development capital deals in manufacturing, food and software sectors.

Bethan moved to Finance Wales’ new investment team in 2014 where she works a with broad range of SMEs structuring debt, mezzanine and equity investments, with a focus on larger more complex  investments. Bethan has specialised in development capital growth deals, working with companies through buy and build strategies and integration plays. She also manages Finance Wales' network of NEDs. A law graduate and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Bethan trained at PwC.